Akiko Isonaga


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Akiko Isonaga

I was born and raised in Hiroshima, but my mother’s hometown is on Kojima island, Ehime prefecture.

When I was little, I used to climb up on the roof of an orange warehouse and gaze at the picturesque islands of Seto. They were really beautiful. Now that I’m a bit older, I’m happy to be able to spend time working as a photo-writer and conveying the beauty and charm of the Seto Inland Sea.

As well as writing at home, I live a short walk from the World Heritage site of Miyajima, I also work as a teacher and am currently studying color psychology.

URL: https://isonaga.wixsite.com/aidapress

write up by Akiko Isonaga

Available Write Up: 17

2020.3.31 Gourmet Hiroshima

3 places for barhopping in Yokogawawhich carefully selected by a “hard-drinking” writer / Nice Yukari, Gohan-ya Haru-chan, and Trois Copain

Want to spend an enjoyable night in Hiroshima? Then let’s go to Yokogawa! A self-proclaimed “hard-drinking” writer shares her true recommendations here!

2020.3.9 Hotel Hiroshima

Books, a bar, and international exchange!? 3 selections of hotel and guesthouses which have attractive little perks in the center of Hiroshima / (KIRO Hiroshima -THE SHARE HOTELS-, EN HIROSHIMA, and 36HOSTEL)

These accommodations have good access to Hiroshima’s main sightseeing spots, such as Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, the A-bomb dome, and Okonomimura. Moreover, they have a few extra perks to enhance your stay.

2020.3.4 Gourmet Hiroshima

A must-visit place at Hiroshima Station! You can cook, eat, and learn about okonomiyaki at “OKOSTA, okonomiyaki cooking studio.” / Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima

Fun to cook! Delicious to eat! “OKOSTA, okonomiyaki cooking studio” is a place where you can make your own Hiroshima Okonomiyaki using a professional hot plate.

2020.2.21 Art Hiroshima

This is the golden route to fully enjoy Hiroshima City, the town of culture / READAN DEAT, nice nonsense books, Hon-to-jiyu, Kamome-no-Baabaa, Yokogawa Soen, and Organ-za

Books, music, plays, and art! – We are introducing a plan for walking around the town while enjoying deep cultural spots in Hiroshima.

2020.2.7 Gourmet

Chosen by local writers! A selection of shops where you can drink really delicious craft beers made in Setouchi!

Check this out, beer lovers! We are introducing selected shops in Setouchi area, where you can drink delicious craft beers!

2020.2.7 Art Kagawa

The selections of independent bookstores in Takamatsu City, Kagawa / solow, Hon-ya Lunuganga, YOMS, Nata-sho, and BOOK MARUTE

When was the last time you read a book? How about visiting some bookstores to soak yourself in art and literature?

2020.2.7 Hotel Hiroshima

5 inns with great views in Hiroshima – with a view of the entire sea, which inn do you want to stay in? (Sekitei/IBUKU/LOG/Seifukan/Kamagari)

We would like to confidently recommend these inns with superb views of the sea in Hiroshima! If you love the sea and great views, then just go!

2020.1.30 Gourmet Hiroshima

We introduce you to many of the fascinating things at “Onomichi Ekisha,” which is the new base of Setouchi tourism! / Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima

Gourmet, souvenirs, and cycling – Any trip in Onomichi starts from the station! We take a close-up look at the fascinating new “Onomichi Ekisha” which promises you a fun trip!

2020.1.28 Hotel

You should stay there! Recommendation of house rentals and guesthouses in Setouchi

When you travel, it is nice to stay at the hotels in the city, which are very convenient.

2020.1.28 Gift Hiroshima

“ONOMARU SHOUTEN” is the shop which has all of Onomichi’s fascinations. / JR Onomichi Ekisha (Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima)

“ONOMARU SHOUTEN” the new spot in Onomichi, is like a shop which combines all of Onomichi’s fascinations, such as delicious food gathered from the mountains and the sea, Onomichi art, and cycling!

2019.3.21 Art Hiroshima

This SUP (Stand Up Paddle-boarding) trip, which we recommend for the people who are active travelers, will take you to spots deep inside Miyajima./Miyajima (Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima)

There are a lot of spots you can see other than Itsukushima Shrine! We introduce activities which let you experience the natural side of Miyajima.

2019.2.23 Art Hiroshima

You can find a book to remember your trip by and also beautiful tableware at this bookstore, ”READAN DEAT”/Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima

Finding the nice bookstore “READAN DEAT” in Hiroshima, which has 2 World Heritage Sites, the Atomic Bomb Dome and Itsukushima Shrine.

2019.2.3 Art Kagawa

A bookstore which opens by appointment!? A very surreal, artistic, and cozy little shop called “Nata-sho” / Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa

We are introducing a unique and popular bookstore in Takamatsu City, Kagawa, “Nata-sho” which is open by appointment.

2019.1.28 Art

You can’t help getting excited about a ride on the cute, pink “Hello Kitty Shinkansen.” Don’t miss this special limited Kitty design. / JR-WEST (West Japan Railway Company)

People all over the world are so excited to see this cute pink Shinkansen! Let’s see just how cute the “Hello Kitty Shinkansen” is.

2017.1.10 Yamaguchi

The Breathtaking 1000 Torii Gates Of Shimonoseki : Fukutoku Inari Shrine (Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi Prefecture)

The Breathtaking 1000 Torii Gates Of Shimonoseki : Fukutoku Inari Shrine (Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi Prefecture)

2017.1.5 Hotel Yamaguchi

Toyoura & Kawatana Onsen – Loved By A Genius Pianist & A Famed Haiku Poet : Kawatana Onsen (Shimonoseki City)

Toyoura & Kawatana Onsen - Loved By A Genius Pianist & A Famed Haiku Poet : Kawatana Onsen (Shimonoseki City)

2016.11.29 Hotel Hiroshima

The Popular Ryokan “Teien-no-Yado Sekitei” (Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture)

The Popular Ryokan “Teien-no-Yado Sekitei” (Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture)